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Athina

Athina is the capital of Greece and has a population of 789,000. Athina’s economy is largely service-orientated around sectors
such as finance, banking, insurance and real estate. The city is aiming to attract enough foreign direct investment to sustain
substantial growth in these areas. The 2004 Olympic Games are having a major impact on the development of the city in terms of
investment and infrastructure. The city is governed by two tiers of local government: the municipalities and the prefectures.
Greater Athina is composed of over 90 municipalities, one of which is the city of Athina, as well as four prefectures. Athina’s
Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) includes the city of Athina and its surrounding NUTS 3 ‘nomos’, excluding the islands that belong to
Nomos Attikis. The LUZ contains nearly 3.9 million inhabitants.

CITY QUINTILES: Comparison with UA cities LUZ


Low High Ratio

INDICATORS YEAR SCORE 5TH 4TH 3RD 2ND 1ST CASES YEAR SCORE City:LUZ

DEMOGRAPHY
Total resident population 2004 796442 • 342 2004 4013368 1:5.04
Total annual population change over 5 yrs. 2001 0% • 218 2001 13% 1:58.68
Percentage of households that are 1-person households 2004 32% • 152 2004 23% 1:0.72
Percentage of households that are lone-parent households 2004 2% • 118 2004 3% 1:1.18
Average size of households 2004 2.35 • 173 2004 2.64 1:1.12
SOCIAL ASPECTS
Average price per m2 for an apartment
Average price per m2 for a house
Percentage of households living in owned dwellings 2004 52% • 63 2004 63% 1:1.21
Percentage of households living in social housing
Average living area in m2 per person 2004 32 • 81 2004 33 1:1.03
Number of recorded crimes per 1,000 population
ECONOMIC ASPECTS
Unemployment rate 2004 9% • 159 2004 9% 1:1.06
Unemployment rate - female 2004 11% • 147 2004 13% 1:1.22
Employment rate 2004 63% • 157
Activity rate 2004 69% • 182 2004 62% 1:0.9
GDP per head (€)
Median disposable annual household income(€)
Percentage of households receiving less than half of the national
average household income
CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Percentage of registered electorate voting in city elections 2001 62% • 233
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
No. of children aged 0-4 in day care per 1,000 children 0-4 2004 130 • 142 2004 128 1:0.99
% of working age population with only primary education 2004 0% • 155 2004 0% 1:1.07
% of working age population with tertiary education 2004 0% • 136 2004 0% 1:0.92
ENVIRONMENT
Summer Smog: No. of days ozone (O3) exceeds 120µg/m3 2001 24 • 221

URBAN AUDIT 2008 191


CITY QUINTILES: Comparison with UA cities LUZ
Low High Ratio

INDICATORS YEAR SCORE 5TH 4TH 3RD 2ND 1ST CASES YEAR SCORE City:LUZ
Number of days PM10 concentrations exceed 50 µg/m3 2001 174 • 201
Amount of solid waste collected (domestic and commercial) - 2004 0.43 • 237
tonnes per capita per annum
Percentage of solid waste processed by landfill 2004 90% • 213
Green space to which the public has access (m2 per capita) 2004 0 • 185 2004 0 1:0.67
Population density (residents per km2) 2004 20467 • 265 2004 1054 1:0.05
TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL
Percentage of journeys to work by car
Average time of journey to work (mins.)

37 SUB-CITY DISTRICTS Average Population: 21678.65 Comparison of Sub-City Districts


Ratio
INDICATORS YEAR LOWEST CITY SCORE HIGHEST Lowest:Highest

DEMOGRAPHY
Percentage of total population aged 0-4 2001 3% 4% 5% 1:1.66
Percentage of households that are 1-person households 2001 21% 31% 42% 1:1.99
Percentage of households that are lone-parent households 2001 2% 3% 4% 1:1.66
Percentage of households that are lone-pensioner households 2001 8% 12% 15% 1:1.8
Average size of households 2001 2.19 2.37 2.84 1:1.3
SOCIAL ASPECTS
Proportion of dwellings lacking basic amenities 2001 0% 1% 3% 1:9.16
ECONOMIC ASPECTS
Unemployment rate 2001 8% 9% 14% 1:1.88
Percentage of unemployed who are under age 25 2001 22% 29% 38% 1:1.7
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
% of working age population with only primary education
% of working age population with secondary education
% of working age population with tertiary education
ENVIRONMENT
Population density (residents per km2)

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